›› Kentucky: Drug
Throughout the state of Kentucky, diverted pharmaceuticals such as Lorcet, Lortab, and OxyContin continue to be a major drug problem. Kentucky is also experiencing an explosive
growth in the number of methamphetamine laboratories. Kentucky is also one of the leading source states for domestically grown marijuana.
Cocaine is readily available in all the larger metropolitan areas. Cocaine abuse is so
widespread that it can be obtained at just about any location; bars, nightclubs, restaurants, street sales, and houses.
Heroin is extremely rare in the state of Kentucky. When heroin is encountered it is usually found in user amounts.
In-state methamphetamine production has become a significant issue in Kentucky. Meth usage among teenagers is significantly higher
in Kentucky (12.7%) than the national average (9.1%). As with all the other drugs, meth is sold in bars, nightclubs, restaurants,
and on the street.
- Club Drugs
LSD, MDMA, and GHB are found in Kentucky. The availability of ecstasy seems to be increasing, while the availability of LSD and GHB has remained static or decreased slightly.
Domestically grown marijuana is Kentucky's number one cash crop and much of the marijuana is grown on
national forest land. Marijuana is readily available and one of the most abused drugs in the area.
It is sold in parking lots, bars, store fronts, homes, and other locations.